While his older brother, Ben, is currently portraying one of the biggest superheroes on the planet, Batman, younger brother Casey Affleck was asked about his interest in taking on the role of a comic book character on the Dale and Holley with Keefe morning show.
“Eh, they’re all taken. Now, all the superheroes coming out are guys you haven’t heard of, and Swamp Thing. Maybe if they found one for me, it’ll make the kids happy.”
The younger Affleck is correct, most of the top tier of heroes has been claimed by other actors. However, before 2008’s Iron Man, Tony Stark was not a well-known superhero outside of people who actually read the comic books. So it is possible he could take a relatively unknown hero and bring them to the forefront of popularity. the same way Robert Downey Jr. did. I would be completely open to seeing Affleck take on a superhero role, of course depending on which hero it was. However, he may be better suited for a supporting role, just being a normal person in a superhero world.
While his older brother Ben definitely has the edge on the behind the camera work, in my opinion, Casey is the better actor. I think Ben does just fine in front of the camera, but that his real talents lie in writing and directing. Their Academy Awards back this up as Ben has won Best Picture for 2012’s Argo and Best Original Screenplay with 1998’s Good Will Hunting. Casey recently won for his performance in last year’s Manchester by the Sea, for which he snagged the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Casey was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the film, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
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